Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Released to Retail

After enjoying an early digital release over the past four days, Kalypso and bitComposer's Jagged Alliance: Back in Action is officially taking up shelf space at your local video game retailer. Here's the full press release:
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Invades Stores Today

Ridgewood, NJ, February 14, 2011 Kalypso Media is pleased to announce the release of Jagged Alliance: Back in Action to North American retail outlets today. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, the latest in the much-loved series of military-themed tactical games will challenge players to run their own Private Military Corporation, managing everything from recruiting and equipping mercenaries to commanding troops in boots-on-the-ground combat. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action is available for $39.99 USD and has been rated (M) for Mature by the ESRB. For more information about the game, please visit www.jaggedalliance.com/en.

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action takes players to the fictitious country of Arulco, where a ruthless dictator has seized power and only a small group of rebels stand to resist her. Tasked with freeing the island from the dictator's iron grip, players will command rebel and mercenary forces while using tactical and economic tools to keep troops supplied and ready for the next flight, all while commanding them directly in nail-biting battles.

Back in Action's innovative (plan & go) combat system combines real-time strategy (RTS) with turn-based elements to guarantee that the intricacies of tactical warfare are rendered in dynamic, exciting gameplay. This challenges would-be commanders to master not only strategy and tactical combat, but also to maximize their team's capabilities through RPG-like character advancement.

Key features:
'¢ Unrivaled mix of combat (tactics), role-playing, business and strategy
'¢ Innovative (Plan & Go) combat system combines RTS gameplay with turn-based elements
'¢ Realistic battlefield settings with authentic firearms
'¢ Laptop/computer menu as a central anchor point for the player
'¢ Assemble squads from numerous individual mercenaries, each with their own personalities
'¢ Simultaneous control of multiple squads using a strategic map
'¢ Convincing characters who interact with and comment on game events
'¢ Acquire resources by capturing mines and encampments

About The Kalypso Media Group
Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media'˜s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Sins of a Solar Empire, Dungeons and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Upcoming multi-platform titles include The Dark Eye Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Legends of Pegasus and Hard Reset: Extended Edition for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.